M. de Buat (Hist. des Peuples de l'Europe, tom. vi. p.
311-329) investigates, with more industry than success, the
nations subdued by the arms of Hermanric. He denies the
existence of the Vasinobroncae, on account of the
immoderate length of their name. Yet the French envoy to
Ratisbon, or Dresden, must have traversed the country of the
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